Sadhanus, Sa-dhanus: 4 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Sadhanus (सधनुस्) refers to “wielding the bow”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.51 (“The resuscitation of Kāma”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] On seeing her husband in the same form as before, wielding the bow (sadhanus) and the arrows and smiling, Rati bowed to lord Śiva. She became contented. With her husband resuscitated and with palms joined in reverence she eulogised the lord, the bestower of her husband, frequently. On hearing the eulogy of Kāma and his wife, Śiva was delighted and he spoke with his heart melting with pity”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sadhanus (सधनुस्).—adj. armed with a bow.

Sadhanus is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sa and dhanus (धनुस्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sadhanus (सधनुस्):—[=sa-dhanus] [from sa > sa-dhana] mfn. having or armed with a bow, [Harivaṃśa]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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